Gaming Target: "Many people doubted Dead Space when they heard EA was making it and there was certainly a lack of hype before its release. 'Oh it's just Doom 3,' or 'Oh, what an Event Horizon clone,' ran rampantly on Internet forums. But the bottom line is that Dead Space is not a clone. Dead Space stands alone in the survivor horror genre as the best of this console generation with its chilling and terrifying ambiance on the Ishimura, outstanding combat and a story that keeps players wanting more. Dead Space doesn't re-invent the genre, but it certainly raises the bar for survivor horror titles to come."